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Indigenous Arts: Homecoming

For the Indians of Bermuda, home is where the art is. What does it mean to retain cultural traditions for 350 years in a land far from one’s original homeland? How does it feel to reconnect with people from whom your ancestors were captured and sold into slavery? How does it feel to return to a country and people you only know through generations of family oral histories? For Indians on Bermuda’s…

Parking Violation

In eastern Nigeria, as in far too many places, wildlife conservation is taking place at the expense of indigenous peoples. The Ndola people are one of the groups that have been pushed out of their traditional homes to make way for a national park. Here's how they're coping. Because so many men have had to leave to find work, many of the buildings in Gidan Musa are not being maintained. Photo…

Kepwaamwinberkup (Nightwell)

A personal journey into land and culture The Stirling Ranges are home to Bula Meela (Bluff Knoll), where the spirits of Nyungar people go after death. Photo by Gnangarra (commons.wikimedia.org)In 2000, an opportunity of cultural rejuvenation was presented to me: to step out of a fast-paced city life and to return to country. Just on 40 years had lapsed since I’d last walked as a child in…

Women the World Must Hear: A School for the Sky People

Alvena Oldman stands in front of the Arapaho flag at the Wind River Tribal College in Ethete, Wyoming. Photo by Jonathan Barela, Northern Arapaho Public Relations Department The Arapaho language, like most remaining Native American languages, is on the brink of disappearing. Scholars and community leaders estimate that fewer than 200 people on the Northern Arapaho reservation now speak it as a…